If you’re looking for close one-on-one care for your child, then a nanny may be your best choice. But make a note of the pitfalls too…
A full-time nanny - will usually work mon-fri, often 7am-7pm
A part-time nanny - will work part time often to fit in with a mother who works part-time. Or she may nannyshare with another family so is with you on a part-time basis.
A live-in nanny - will share your home (or accommodation in the same vicinity as your home) and is a nanny for whom you provide the food and pay all expenses.
A live-out nanny - will live away from your home and pay her own living expenses.
An after-school nanny - will care for the children after school, this includes school pick up, overseeing home work, feeding, and if required, bedtime.
Nanny shares - nannysharing is where two families share a nanny. Good for all parties; it is more reasonable for the families and gives the nanny a greater return, plus the children have the social interaction that they may not have had otherwise.
Male nannies (Mannies) - trained or not, male nannies can be great; particularly if yours is an all boy family who want to play football constantly.
Night nannies - will come in and do the night shift with your baby or child, giving you a break. Night nannies can also cover when both parents are away/work at night.
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